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'''Quintus Horatius Flaccus''' (December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as '''Horace''' ( or ), was the leading Roman Empire|Roman Lyric poetry|lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his ''Odes (Horace)|Odes'' as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words."Quintilian 10.1.96. The only other lyrical poet Quintilian thought comparable with Horace was the now obscure poet/metrical theorist, Caesius Bassus (R. Tarrant, ''Ancient receptions of Horace'', 280) Horace also crafted elegant Prosody (Latin)|hexameter verses (''Satires (Horace)|Satires'' and ''Epistles (Horace)|Epistles'') and caustic Iambus (genre)|iambic poetry (''Epodes''). The...
Pseudonym| birth_name = Horatiu Nicolae Barbu
Birth dateDecember 8, 65 BC
Birth placeVenosa|Venusia, Italy (Roman Empire)|Italy, Roman Republic
Death dateNovember 27, 8 BC (age 56)
Death placeRome
Resting placeRome
OccupationSoldier, scriba (ancient Rome)|scriba quaestorius, poet
LanguageLatin
NationalityRoman Republic|Roman
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